Your future at RGU

Your next step could be your best yet. Join RGU and see where we can take you.

Be in demand when you study at RGU. Choose a university where you learn without limits. Think big… we do.

Our courses

Our courses are demand-driven, innovative, diverse and will prepare you for the world of work. We offer highly ranked courses across a wide range of subject areas, so you can be confident to find a course to suit your interests and career ambitions.


Why RGU?

A learning environment for you

We’ve invested £120 million into the development of state-of-the-art buildings, facilities and workspaces to inspire innovation and help you prepare for your career.

An unforgettable student experience

Your time at RGU stretches far beyond the lectures, and we’re proud to be ranked as one of the top universities in the UK for student experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023). Be confident that we’ll have your back every step of the way.

Future Ready

Supporting you throughout your career journey is our top priority. The UK needs over 11 million new graduates by 2035 (Jobs of the Future, Universities UK August 2023) so you can be confident when you study at RGU as we’re ranked 2nd in the UK in the Graduate Employment Rate measure (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022), which is higher than institutions such as Oxford and Cambridge.

A diverse, inclusive and empowering community

Experience new cultures and perspectives every day. Our values of authenticity, approachability, collaboration, innovation, ambition and respect are embedded in everything we say and do as a community.

An affordable home from home

Choose to study in the Scotland's most affordable city (QS Best Student Cities 2025). We have a range of measures in place to ensure that all students feel welcomed and comfortable, whatever their circumstance.

Vibrant city life and endless adventures

Aberdeen is our sparkling city by the sea and is the happiest city in the UK to live and work in (Shawbrook Bank 2021). It’s an energetic and student-friendly city with buzzing festivals and live music, and an epic foodie scene. Prepare yourself for big adventures and unforgettable experiences.

At RGU we know how important it is, now more than ever, to live an active lifestyle in order to maintain your physical, mental and social wellbeing. To support students to stay active and well, we are delighted to be offering RGU students free membership.

Our sparkling city of Aberdeen, in the North-east of Scotland, is the best place to live in Great Britain (HomeViews 2023).

RGU’s widening participation initiative aims to extend access to learning and enable talented individuals from under-represented groups to achieve their ambitions through higher education whatever their circumstances.


Events

Come along to one of our events to explore our riverside campus, get advice about your application, speak to course leaders and current students, and discover what it’s like to study at RGU.

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Are you looking to gather more information ahead of submitting your UCAS application for September 2024 entry or have you applied and have further questions? We are running a series of optional live chats which are specifically designed to answer any questions you may have.

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Are you thinking of applying for an undergraduate programme starting in September 2024? Would you like some expert advice on how to make the most of your UCAS application? Book a 1:1 appointment with a member of our team to put the finishing touches to your personal statement.

Campus Visits

If you’re unable to attend our Open Days then our weekly Campus Visit events are the perfect opportunity to experience what it is like to be an undergraduate student at RGU.


Next Steps

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